Stoughton children organize garage sale to benefit friend Print
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

A K-9 unit from the Stoughton Police Department came to visit a garage sale benefit for seven-year-old Ella Hembrook. Ella's friends and classmates organized the garage sale to help her family fund treatments for her rare brain tumor. The donated items on sale filled three garages and a horse trailer. (Contributed photo/Rachel Langenohl)

STOUGHTON -- Eight children from St. Ann School in Stoughton, ranging in age from six to 12, put a plan into action when they heard their friend, seven-year-old Ella Hembrook, and her family would have to spend eight weeks in Boston for specialized radiation treatments for Ella's rare brain tumor.

Ella’s tumor is called Craniopharyngioma, which accounts for less than one percent of all brain tumors.

The children organized a garage sale on June 8 to raise funds for the Hembrook family. The kids asked shoppers to give with their hearts. The garage sale included donated items, cupcakes and lemonade, as well as T-shirts, bracelets, and ribbons.

A fund has also been set up for the family at Blackhawk Credit Union in Stoughton. Checks can be made out to the "Ella Bella Cinderella Fund."

For more information contact Rachel Langenohl at 608-577-5076, Jennifer Unitan at 608-877-9686, or Jennifer Gille at 608-575-4611.


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